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    Suggestion for religious preference in Profile.

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Cloud of Dust, Jan 3, 2013.

    I'm pretty new to this forum. When filling out my profile I noticed that the religion section had the 3 options for Christian as Catholic, Protestant, or Other. I put Other because I'm an Eastern Orthodox Christian and I didn't want to put "Catholic" because I'm afraid people would confuse me as a Roman Catholic. I feel like "Christian - Orthodox" should be an option. After all, there are 300+ million of us in the world and we have a very long, rich history. I also feel like "Christian - Other" lobs me in with Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons who may also put that as their religion in their profile.
     
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    thirdwind Contributing Member Contest Administrator Reviewer Contributor

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    I say we get rid of this option altogether. Discussing writing doesn't have anything to do with religion at all.
     
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    Daniel I'm sure you've heard the rumors. Founder Staff Contributor

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    Good point. I added it. I'm not sure how I overlooked it.

    thirdwind, it's an optional field, it can always be left blank. I think it's nice to have a little info like religious or political views, it can help with getting to know one another or with knowing if you're talking to a link-minded individual.
     
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    But there is also an About Me free-form field. That should suffice, especially on a site where all the members are presumed to have an interest in writing!
     

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